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360 GoPro first time film & edit cross country skiing & the Rando Chiens

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Been thinking about a 360 for a while, but was certainly not impressed with GoPro's first attempt at it, The Fusion, which was a bit of a nightmare to use and then edit.

Last year my mate had an Insta 360 and whilst the footage was excellent the editing workflow still seemed arduous.

Prior to purchasing, I downloaded the necessary software for my windows laptop and then downloaded an example 360 file so I could see what was involved and what the hassle factor was like, but I was most impressed.

For those that don't know, a 360 has two lenses, front and back and when you film in 360 mode it captures footage from both, so to produce a normal video using 360 footage you have to edit the 360 raw film selecting what view you want to see, so in a short film, you can select various views and merge/link them together.

I should also add that the 360 can just be used like a normal GoPro Hero with just a single lens at the press of a button.

The very cool part of a 360 film is the drone type effect, this is achieved by the GoPro being at the end of a stick that you're holding, and via the two lenses and the editing software, the pole becomes invisible.

The issue I found was holding the XC ski pole and the GoPro stick in the same hand, and then if I was to skate using the poles the up and down motion was not exactly fluid.

So for normal downhill skiing, a longer stick lashed to a ski pole and/or the stick in a back-pack, you can't use a normal GoPro mount on a ski pole as you'll lose that lovely drone effect; snowboarding is not so much of an issue.

And this shows the potential when done well!

If you look carefully at the shadows you can see the stick that the GoPro is mounted to.
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